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Affordable Housing In Sierra County
California

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sierra County

Sierra Valley Senior Apartments

100 Hill St
Loyalton, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Sierra County

Housing Authority Programs
Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sierra County, California

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 50 affordable apartments for rent in Sierra County, California.

Income Based Apartments in Sierra County, California

Sierra County features 50 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Sierra County, California

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sierra County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sierra County, California

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sierra County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sierra County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sierra County, California for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,143 and $1,397.

2020 Sierra County, California Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $858 $975 $1,270 $1,825 $2,026
Payment Standard Range $772 to $944 $878 to $1,073 $1,143 to $1,397 $1,643 to $2,008 $1,823 to $2,229

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sierra County, CA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 50
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $42,833 ±$8,464
Median Rent $938 ±$247
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.89% ± 26.45pp
Total Population 3,021

Population and Household Demographics

Sierra County is a county in California with a population of 3,021. There are 1,252 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 21.65% of households in Sierra County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sierra County

The median gross income for households in Sierra County is $42,833 a year, or $3,569 a month. The median rent for the county is $938 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sierra County, a household making less than $3,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Sierra County.

Area Median Income In Sierra County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Sierra County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,500

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Sierra County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Sierra County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,950 $19,350 $21,750 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,200 $32,200 $36,250 $40,250 $43,500 $46,700 $49,950 $53,150
80% of Median $45,100 $51,550 $58,000 $64,400 $69,600 $74,750 $79,900 $85,050

Cities In Sierra County

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City Served By
Alleghany The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alleghany is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Calpine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Calpine is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Downieville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Downieville is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Goodyears Bar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Goodyears Bar is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Loyalton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loyalton is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Pike The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pike is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Sattley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sattley is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Sierra Brooks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra Brooks is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Sierra City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierra City is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Sierraville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sierraville is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.
Verdi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verdi is the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority.